Following pointed comments to the media about Pennsylvania's lack of fire sprinkler laws, another safety advocate has come forth with an urgent plea to change the status quo.
Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones is also calling for the increased use of this technology in many settings, including homes. "I'm hopeful there can be some legislation that comes up with that," he recently told a news outlet following a local, high-rise fire that killed a 75-year-old woman.
Responding to the fire, the Pennsylvania Builder's Association offered a statement to the news station that did not address residential sprinklers. "We firmly advocate for working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers as a frontline defense against fire fatalities in residential dwellings," the statement said in part.
Similar to Pennsylvania's safety advocates, please keep your local home fire problem and the solution--home fire sprinklers--on the media's radar. Pitch this story to reporters who may have covered home fires in the past, and if chatting with them, use these talking points in our media guide.